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I went to Hawaii last spring, one of the first real vacations I’ve had in years (most of my vacations have been traveling home or to Arizona to see family). I was so lucky to get to go with my dear Susan and her husband, not only because it was a chance to spend time together, but because they also understood and completely supported my need to get my fangirl on.

It’s been 10 years since it first debuted and four years since it left the air, but there were still many, many remnants of old filming locations of LOST. We were staying on the northern side of Oahu, in a town where many of the flashbacks/forwards/sideways were filmed and I found myself a google map and tracked down as many as I could during our stay. There were a few big ones that I missed, like hiking to the lighthouse and going to the bamboo forest. Luckily I have a friend who lives in Hawaii, also a Lost fan, who has promised to take me anywhere when I come to visit again. I just started rewatching Lost in honor of its 10th year anniversary (wut), and it’s been even more incredible because I have now actually been there.

(You can see pictures of my Lost escapades here, although I need to label the locations).

I’m afraid that this activated my travel bug. Now I’m itching to go all over. I have a friend who just moved to Japan – and she’s wanting to go to Italy this summer; another friend is making plans to go to Japan in the spring. Greece is on the list. As is England, and Cape Town in South Africa. And. And. And.

Not to mention my fandom must-sees. New Zealand for LOTR, which needs to be soon since they are finished up with the Hobbit. And I just stumbled upon this, and oh my word, I absolutely have to go on a location tour for Anne of Green Gables. Have to.

I better get that passport renewed, eh?

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A discussion of the Doctor Who episode, Blink, and how a certain TARDIS got moved from one place to another.

HERE (slight spoilers)

I giggled over that one for a good five minutes.

Blink, by the way, was one of the most brilliant episodes of the season. It doesn't quite stand up to deep questioning and probing (but the serious time travel episodes on any sci-fi show rarely do), but it was scary (I'm a wuss) and funny and the guest girl was phenomenal. Great times. (That wasn't spoilery, was it?)
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I love days off. More than that, I love call nights where I get almost 8 hours of (uninterrupted, but still restful) sleep and then have 2 days off back to back after that. That's virtually 3 days off people. 3!

I spent most of yesterday trying to figure out how to do Laura's wedding and Ireland in 1 week. I have a feeling that Ireland isn't going to happen. :( It'll be okay. I've been fretting about the cost anyhow--while the tickets are supercheap (as in $500 dollars. Yes, you read that right.) and never will be so again, I'm in tons of debt still from moving and all of my travels last year. So being a little more frugal isn't a bad thing. A boring thing, when I was so yearning to be a world traveler again and see the Cliffs of Moor and the Blarney stone and practice my grotesque Irish accent.

I'm still mulling over her engagement. I've always known that Laura would be the first of the D****** sisters to get married. She's always been the athletic, pretty, popular one, whereas Karin and I have been much more plain. In high school, where I struggled to make friends (and fared a little better than Karin did, which is saying something), Laura was the queen as she was funny, smart and friendly. She's had dozen of boyfriends (not that she's introduced any of them to the family) and I figured she's be married by the time she was 21, so I'm really happy that Laura's undergone a few more years of maturity.

I just wish I wasn't such a failure, a nonstarter in the relationship department. I think it comes down to jealousy. That even though I knew that Laura's much more dateable and marriageable, I still had hoped that somehow it would be me first.

Enough with that.

When I was tired of manipulating days and http://www.sidestep.com (the best website for travel. It looks at every site and you can find really good deals), I found myself on YouTube watching episodes of Dr. Who. Yay! Finally! I've wanted to watch this show for absolutely forever, ever since [livejournal.com profile] eponine119 started posting about it on her LJ and wrote this awesome Sawyer/Dr. Who crossover which I adored even though I had never seen the show. Then all of my flist seemed to be going Dr. Who fanatic and David Tennant was that nerdy cute that makes my heart go thud, but I didn't have cable to watch it and the Blockbusters down the road didn't carry it, so I thought I was never going to get to watch it.

And then, behold the power of YouTube.

So far I've seen The Girl in the Fireplace, Christmas Invasion, Doomsday, The Impossible Planet, The Satan Pit, The Idiot's Lantern, part of The Parting of the Ways, and The Runaway Bride. It's cheesy, but a good cheesy. :) And David Tennant is just lovely. Which others do you recommend and which should I stay away from?

Other browsing squees of the day:

I haven't been the biggest fan of the Harry Potter movies as they always seem to let me down, but I do like the previews and the behind the scenes look and the next one at least looks amazing so far. Helen Bonham Carter looks absolutely perfect for Bellatrix, as does the young Evanna Lynch as Luna. I'm so so on Umbridge.

Anyway, behind the scenes clips of Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix .

Two Phillip Pullman books are being made into movies. One, The Ruby in the Smoke, is a BBC production and stars Billie Piper for the Dr. Who fans (see, everything comes back to that show!), and will be playing on Masterpiece Theater on Feb. 4. Between that and Jane Erye playing this weekend, it's almost enough to entice me to get cable again.

The Golden Compass is also coming to the big screen and it looks fabulous. So excited and can't wait for the trailer!
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Just passing the word on...

Amazon has the Season 1 DVD of Everwood on sale for $16.99. The WB has not released any other seasons of it on DVD< due to poor sales when it was first released (I'll admit, I didn't buy it).

It's now #7 on the Amazon list Amazon link

Normally, I don't try to encourage consumerism, but if you do like Everwood (or would like to get into it), consider buying the DVD. Maybe, just maybe, they'll release the other seasons and/or renew Everwood for the midseason once 7th Heaven finally dies and we are rid of that decaying, smelly corpse of a show. :)


ETA: I feel like I have now done my civic duty. :) My review for 7th Heaven showed up (so far only one person, my sister, has found the review helpful), but if my 1 star can help bring down the ratings and send a message that decent people don't like that show, then it's worth it. And I've submitted a review for Everwood as well... :) I feel good.
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Dear LJ

I am really, really getting tired of losing my pretty layout and settings. Sure it comes back eventually, but there's a reason that I pay to have my pretty Anne picture as a header and the soft blues and greens that go so well together, because I like them better.

Fix it. I don't care how. Or I will be making demands for repayment.

No love,
Julia

~*~

Dear CW network

You are morons. I hope you go bankrupted in two months. I will not be watching.

No love,
Julia

~*~

Dear Everwood

Can it be? You and I only have two more weeks together? *mourns* I shall miss you with your warm humor and delightful characters. However, may I offer one bit of advice? Perhaps if you didn't have a cancer scare, a subdural hematoma that required surgical intervention (although injured!Bright was adorable), and a heart attack in one episode, we might be having a longer relationship together? Much as I love you, that was a little over the top. And I DON'T want to be crying at the finale, so everybody had better be alive and off to happy-ever-after-land, you got it?

Much love,
Julia


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From [livejournal.com profile] juno_magic:

Name ten of life's simple pleasures that you like most (actually these will just be the 10 pleasures that strike me right now).


(I decided to forego the 6 facts about me, because I've been plugging away on the "100 random facts about me" meme that went around months ago and I don't think I could come up with 106 different things about me!)

The simple pleasures (in good ol' Late Show countdown fashion) )

I'm doing much better today than yesterday. Yesterday was spent in tears (my contacts were well moisturized), and while there's still this ache around my heart that clenches tightly whenever I remember, things continue on much as they did before. Things will be okay. I have survived long-distance friendships; some (like Sam and I) actually grew stronger and thrived through the distance.


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Thank you sooo much, all of you, for the congratulations. I've been too busy to properly acknowledge them (besides graduation, I've had a wedding to go to and 60+ surveys to do data entry for), but they warmed my heart and made me giddy. I still can't wrap my mind around the fact that I have just gained two initials (or a new salutary address). Four years seemed like plenty of time to learn everything that I needed to now--now, I wish that med school was really 8 years long!

Graduation was a lovely affair, a truly fitting end to the four years of schooling.

Graduation details - cut to be nice )

All in all, it was a wonderful day, just the graduation celebration that I was wanting and needing. I did feel bad for the other people who graduated from the School of Medicine--those with their MPH or PhDs in oncology--they were very much overlooked in the ceremony.

emotional

May. 8th, 2006 10:30 pm
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I usually get emotional at series endings. I do. Years ago, I wept over "The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air" although I had seen maybe two eppys. They represent a change, a era of life that is now over--and I always get emotional at life changes (wow, you didn't know that, did you?). We won't even talk about the waterworks seen with the ending of X-Files. Voyager. Mad About You. Etc.

Many a tear was shed tonight... of utter joy and of utter horror. I mean, 7th Heaven? Ending not with one pregnancy, but three sets of twins, I just about gagged. And the whole flashback scenes or the dream "here's how the wedding ends" dream sequences... *shudders*

I know I have several friends in LJ who like 7th Heaven... so I'll stop now. But I am not going to miss that show. Not at all.

Everwood, however, was awesome. They so know how to handle human emotions and making them real, so even though I'm irrate at their actions, I still love the characters. Anyone heard if they've announced which shows they're keeping next year?

I have to admit that I have a weakness for TLC shows. Like "Little People, Big World" or "What Not to Wear". Or my newest favorite "Jamie Oliver Does School Lunch." I've had such a crush on The Naked Chef... I think it's the accent. And the fact that he cooks.

Started physical therapy today. I've been to these same therapists for the last 4 surgeries, so I'm kinda fond of them. They're older women and very good. My therapist was impressed with all of the progress that I've made--although, I wish I had just a bit more movement. But that's why we go to the therapist. That and the wonderful, massaging electrodes... Mmm. Sweet pain.

Nothing else to report really. I'm flying out to Milwaukee at the end of the month to look at places to live--whether I buy or not is still up in the air. But that's all the excitement in this port. :)


ETA: I was just looking though some old emails and found the link to Chris and Melissa's wedding site. It's still up. The counter on the bottom says "Four days until the big day" and there are smiling pictures of the couple on every page. I haven't seen Chris look that content for a long time. The tears in my eyes are real this time... It still sucks, you know?
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I'm waiting for some random person who's fixing his car next door to finish. He asked to plug in his extension cord and would only be a few minutes. Fine, but that was an hour ago, and um, I can't shower or anything until he's done.

So, instead, you all get to entertain me! Snagged from everybody:
Tell me a fandom you know I know of and I'll tell you:

01. The first character I first fell in love with:
02. The character I never expected to love as much as I do now:
03. The character everyone else loves that I don't:
04. The character I love that everyone else hates:
05. The character I used to love but don't any longer:
06. The character I would shag anytime:
07. The character I'd want to be like:
08. The character I'd slap:
09. A pairing that I love:
10. A pairing that I despise:


Believe me, there are TONS of fandoms that I could answer. And I won't even back away blushing from the shagging question like I normally do. Ask away! Ask numerous times!

toast

Jan. 3rd, 2006 09:00 pm
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The Professor!

*raises mug of apple cider*

(http://www.tolkiensociety.org/toast/2006/index.html)
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Write-a-thon: (GG)[livejournal.com profile] ggminorficathon. Dozens of "minor" characters with the central theme of "I've Got a Secret" to write about. I feel rusty with my skills in any type of writing, but GG especially, but the minor characters have been the reason that I've continued watching the show. I've volunteered to do Brad (who else?) but there are still so many available--including Jess, Paris and Tristan for the major minors and just about every townie. Go little lemmings! Join!

Video: (LOTR) http://www.angelfire.com/rings/theglory/. Somebody made an icon set inspired by this video and I tracked it down, thinking I'd download it, watch it, and then promptly trash it. It's now found a permanent residence on my hard drive. I haven't cried so much since seeing ROTK in the theaters. Very moving and hits precisely on the many reasons why I love Lord of the Rings so much.

Exciting (albeit belated) news: (LOTR) Ringers: Lord of the Fans will be released on DVD in November! Now maybe I'll finally get my hands on the fabulous remake of "Where there's a whip" by World Without Sundays.

November is such a fine, pretty month, don't you think? :D

And Becka [livejournal.com profile] bjorks_defender? Totally agree with you on the worries for Everwood. Besides becoming ranting mad when I read all of the criticisms of Hannah's character, the few spoilers I read left me slightly nervous and nauseated. Here's hoping that they can pull off the relationship realistically.

I forgot what else I was going to say. Some fabulous rant about something. Oh well, have to be up earlyish to babysit my pseudonephew tomorrow anyway, so I guess I'd better call it a night.

Night all *blows kisses*
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Can I join half of my flist in guy woes?

I feel pathetically female (not the good way) and weak. All because a rush of heartburn when I saw Matt today with that big, honest grin that I'm delusional enough to think that he only gives me. And when he hugged me after I asked how his father was doing, well, that just about did me in.

I know he has a girlfriend (I think? I haven't seen her around in weeks.) I know that I've been here before and logically, I know that past experiences have shown that he. is. not. interested. in. me. I know that.

And yet...

*sigh, sigh, sigh*

And you know what would really help in getting over this perpetual crush?? If there was ONE single guy in the ORs that I work with. Just one. A doctor, a resident, a scrub tech, a nurse, a janitor, heck a products salesman. I don't even care if he's that cute--all he needs is pretty eyes, since with the hats, masks and gowns, that's all I see anyway.

That cute doctor that I worked with last fall is around again and still looking beautiful. Maybe I should find more reasons to just "conveniently" be around the floor when he's there.

Speaking of him, does anybody know what the title of "Not as Cute as Pushkin" from GG is talking about. Because it gives me giggles, since that's cute doctor's name. :) Funny, huh?

And let me tell you, you've never experienced overnight call, until it's just you and the resident around--and she comes down with food poisoning. Yesterday was an adventure, to say the least. :) Surgery has definitely been a growing process in ways that I had never imagined.

And speaking of surgery, rounds start early tomorrow, so it's off to bed to get my 6.5 hours. Four more days!!!
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I thought this summer would be as most summers. Bereft of new episodes of my favorite shows, my only other option of shows to watch would be old reruns of M*A*S*H. And then, I switched to the USA channel for some good L&O: SVU, and within minutes was hooked on "The 4400". I had seen it advertised last year, and thought that it was some show about Jehovah's Witnesses and the religious Armageddon (*blush* What? 4400 is pretty to 144,000!) and it just didn't seem like my kind of show.

Boy was I wrong! My sister filled me in on the premise and what happened last season, and I've become completely absorbed. The acting is incredible--really well done from everybody, the storyline's great, and it feels like old time X-Files--without the monsters-of-the-week. I'm so excited!

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Tagged by [livejournal.com profile] eponine119!

Fandom meme )

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Saw the preview for the new Pride and Prejudice movie... To me, the Bible of P&P will always be the A&E version--I can watch all 5 hours of it, and have numerous times, and not even notice the time passing. Could you even imagine a Mr. Darcy who is not Colin Firth? Sacrilege! But trying to be fair, Keira Knightly at least looks the age of Elizabeth, which unfortunately, Jennifer Ehle did not. And hopefully, this time, Jane will actually be the prettiest girl in the town, rather than the horse-looking girl with the funky neck and side curls. I mean, I snickered every time Elizabeth said "and you are quite five times as pretty as the rest of us" wondering what their standards of beauty were back then. It does look like that it will be an enjoyable 2 hours though, and yes, I do admit to being excited for it.

And the preview for RENT?? Jesse Martin singing??Add to that Ewan McGregor is playing Sky Masterson! Sky! *swoon* Anybody wanna do a London trip? :)
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For the past six, seven, eight months, I've had a little *something* for a guy at my church. I would love to think that at 26, I'm old enough to be beyond crushes, but apparently not. This has had all of those classic symptoms: hyperawareness of every person he's talking to (especially anyone who's of the female persuasion), non-stop blabbering with any conversation, waking up just a little bit earlier to make sure I put on contacts and mascara (yes, there is a girl buried deep inside!).

Yeah. I'm smitten. With yet another Matt. *shakes head*

Tonight, while working on my presentation for tomorrow and watching The Amazing Race, I flipped channels and watched an old, favorite episode of M*A*S*H, where Hawkeye and Trapper pull yet another prank on Frank. It's an early episode, I think from the first season, and one that I've probably seen a dozen times.

And it hit me, just before they switched to commercials. When he smiles, Matt looks exactly like a (much much!) younger version of Alan Alda. Spitting image, down to the cocky brow raise.

Disturbing. I think I've even squished me out.
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Sorry everybody else,

Ali, I've been unable to load http://www.stars-hollow.org for over a week now. At first I thought the site was down, but everybody else seems to have no problems. I get a error message, regardless of what browser I'm using, that the server does not exist. Did you change any settings last week? Anything that I am blatantly overlooking?

I'm going to call my internet people tomorrow, but could I get the IP address so I can try pinging it and see if that works? Any other suggestions?

Thanks!


TO everybody else: The virtual tea and chocolate did wonders. Feel much better!
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They do have chipper as a mood!

Please don't ask me why I'm chipper. I'm sure if you asked me to analyze it, I would find out that I really am not so. My ankle hurts. My non-existant ab muscles hurt. I spent all afternoon hanging around a tiny office with 5 other doctors, so I could exam 2 patients. (So. Painfully. Boring.)

Yep, started a new rotation, pediatrics, which I have been excited for, but stuck in clinic has kinda sapped me of the glee. I was looking forward to doing well baby checks and looking into kid's stuffy noses, but I can't stand just sitting around in a too-small room and changing attendings every half day! Thankfully, this does not count towards evaluations. And it should get better. I hope it gets better.

Only three more rotations and I'll be done with third year!

Only three more rotations and I'm done with third year. When you really think about it, it's scary. I went to a med school party this weekend, where I mingled with so many of my classmates that I haven't seem in months. And it hit me. In just a year and a bit, we'll be separating and spreading across the country... These close friendships and associations will end. I can't stop it, and even though it's so far in the future, that black dread is taking over residence in my stomach.

Hey, come back here chipper feeling!

No, things are good. Really. I just won't let myself think how miserable my life is going to be when Chris and I are on opposite coasts. :(

I am such a nerd. No, really, it's true. How did I spend my evening? My wonderful evening free of responsibility? Not to mention Valentine's Day?? Reading articles from the latest Grand Rounds. I discovered this a couple of weeks ago, and I have to admit, when I read these blogs, written by actual doctors talking about real patient encounters, or just the science behind our bodies (they've figured out the genetics of why people have different sleep habits??? how cool is that!) I get so excited. Medicine is definitely my calling. Marissa, you should check some of it out--it's written for the layman, and might give you an idea of the field.

Is tomorrow a new episode of GG? I haven't seen the previous two yet (oops), but I still plan to and would like to tape it if it is.

And speaking of GG, can I do a bit of shameless plugging? Of course, ff.net messed up half of my formating (they're taking out commas before quotation marks now!) and I'm not in the mood to go back and change it by hand, so believe me, it really doesn't have nearly the number of errors in RL.

I've had to go through and make all most of my journal friends only. I had been planning on it, but I got friended by a rather, um, unsuitable person. And I really don't need stalkers. ;) Unless, of course, you guys want to stalk me, and if that's the excuse it takes you to come out and visit me, then by all means, I give you my blessing.
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Geez, after this randomness, you're going to be begging me not to keep my promises!

*hugs* to flist.
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Am very bummed and am feeling like a very bad fan-girl.

Apparently, Elijah Wood was within mere miles of me, at a premiere that I could have attended, if I had of realized that he would be there. But the only celebrity news I had heard of Sundance was that Paris Hilton was going to be there, and I really have very little desire to meet her. Elijah and the other Hobbits are a different story.

*Pouts* And I just know that he was supposed to bump into me and fall instantly in love. That's the only thing that's been holding us back.

To top it off, I missed seeing the premiere of "Ringers: Lord of the Fans" because I was out of town when the tickets went on sale. I'm hoping that I can grab some same day tickets on Thursday, but I'm not holding my breath. However, Ellie, you'd better keep those toes crossed!

There's pics on the slamdance website of my LOTR friends here in their costumes at the premiere. *sigh* I haven't been able to go to a meeting in months. I miss the lembas bread. And raving about Tolkien.

In fact, I miss my Tolkien group online too, my LOTR Inklings. We started reading LOTR again and it just fizzled. I know I didn't help matters by taking forever to get my chapter out and I've been a perfectly lousy list mommy. But I've been working on my webpage and hope that tomorrow, I will have all of Book 1 finished, and at least the index page looking nice. And since I've had to reformat all of the emails into a readable, pretty webpage, I've been reading all of our old discussions. I'm just amazed all over again of the insights we discovered together, the life lessons, the ties into mythology that left me astonished. I'm lost as to how to reactive the group to get that again. I'm hoping that the website will help - having all of the basic pages actually say something and actually have something to which you could navigate would probably be nice.

I suppose I could just let it die naturally, but I am really reluctant to do so. We really had something, something that I haven't found in another group. But maybe, it's just like everything else in my life and I don't know how to say goodbye. Any ideas?

Enough pointless fretting about something that nobody wants to read anyway. It is definitely time for bed!
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I am truly fascinated by this thing called the Internet...

Today, I was wasting time (my favorite past-time) exploring LJ looking for some Star Trek: Voyager icons (unfortunately good ones seem to be a particularly rare species) and just started clicking on links taking me to different people's journals.

It's astonishing how much people reveal of their lives... some blatantly, others in obscure threads throughout their posts. I mean, granted I talk a lot about my personal life--but a good portion of it is put into friend posts--where I can control who sees it.

What's more amazing is that some of them don't seem bothered by the fact that they have 500 people that they don't know reading and commenting on their day to day lives... Take for example [livejournal.com profile] epicyclical. I stumbled onto her journal because it's the personal/HP LJ of the woman who wrote the hilarious "Very Secret Diaries of LOTR." Her "friends of" list has 2706 people!!

I like it that people are so honest with strangers. It makes me feel good about this world--that (at least when there's some anonymity) we do allow others to see exactly who we are. I find it fascinating.

On that note: how many of you have RL people reading your journal? Does it make you write different things than you normally would?

A particular gem from http://www.thisfish.com. Her motto is the best:
It's lovely to be a feminist and all. I have gotten in plenty a tizzy over the inequity of the female role in this bizarre universe. Have even tried out the independent, "A woman needs a man like a fish needs a bicycle" track, and been quite good at it. Eventually, however, I settled upon this conclusion:

This fish needs a bicycle.

If not for comfort, at least for entertainment's sake.


I think I am such a fish too...

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(Since I seem to need updating before I ever get an entry posted)

Spent the evening in tears.

Now, now, don't get worried. I wasn't (entirely) depressed or heart-broken. In fact, I paid money for these tears.

I just saw Howard Shore conduct his Lord of the Rings Symphony!! With a full choir and children's choir. A young soprano male with the voice of an angel. And a background of the art and sketches of Alan Lee and John Howe.

I got emotional walking into the hall (a big feat for me actually--am terrified of building and I went alone) where a small group of musicians performed the Fellowship theme. And it just got better from there. It was amazing seeing it "live"--the artwork was amazing and part of it felt like this must have been when HS was first writing it--just going off the artists' ideas.

Got teary during the sweet Shire music. Cried during the Fellowship themes. And openly bawled during Into The West. Wearing mascara was not the best idea. Looked like raccoon.

Only one complaint: it was too short!
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One of the greatest things I've ever seen on eBay:

Going, going... not gone!

Best of all, nobody bought it the first time. So it's yours if you want it!

*shakes head*

*****

Spent my Friday night contemplating my lonely existence and watching a documentary on Gene Kelly. *sigh* They just don't make them like him anymore.

And.... am I the only one who thinks that Milo was on the last GG episode??? I swear I saw him as a extra. In the scene where Lorelai and Sookie are gushing about having the day off, and just right before they get to Dean and Lindsay's (so convinently located) apartment, they pass by a girl and a guy with dark wild hair, wearing a black leather jacket, sitting and drinking coffee. I swear it was him!! Obviously, he came to visit Alexis on the set, and presto! Now, if only he'd stay permanently. Or I need to work on controlling those delusions more!
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Desperate times and all of that...

I haven't been able to write a word for months now. Granted I've been consumed with real life school and work. But I haven't even been able to come up with ideas to pursue. And that's not normal.

So I'm giving to you an opportunity, to throw down the gauntlet and challenge me.

Pick any fandom (and if it's one that I'm not familiar with, we'll try again), any person or couple (ditto) and give me an idea that you want a story written about. Quotes or song lyrics are fine, although I'd like to have more of an idea of what they make you think of than just "Oh, I love this song." Specifics would be fabulous, since I really want some direction. And I will write something for it... At least a drabble, but probably no more than 1000 words.

Let see if this gets my keyboard turbocharged!
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Current favorite fics:

GG: Over Time by Elise [livejournal.com profile] _starsinhereyes. She just updated it, after I had been so worried that she would never touch it again. LOVE this story. And this chapter is probably one of her best yet.

LOTR: If Wishes Were Elves, Even Fangirls Would Dance by Teanna. This is probably the best "Mary Sue and Elves in Modern Times" stories around. Teanna's got a thing for The Elf (Legolas) which is evident in her conversations between Legolas and Gimli (my favorite parts). And her original characters are so well written--and I see too much of myself in them. Then add in Nightcrawler from X-Men and you have a story unlike any other!

BtVS: Black and White by Kinkor the Knight. Massive novel-length story that he's still working on. It's a sequel to his phenomenal Harsh Legacy Series that he wrote as an alternative Season 6 (and it was so much better than Joss and co should have been getting ideas from him. His stories are sadly overlooked, but they are the best written. He's got the characters down!



Question for GG fans: How do you think Jess would answer the phone? I'm missing one line for a scene where he responses to a "hello?" I can't come up with anything! Any suggestions?

Drabbling

Aug. 15th, 2003 03:07 am
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Drat. I've been sucked in.

I blame it all on the thread at henneth-annun. Of course, they would have to create a challenge to write drabbles and then write some of the most beautiful, poetic 100 word fics that I have ever read.

Of course, I'm still scared to touch any Tolkien subject with my keyboard. My two fics are still only two painful paragraphs long and will probably stay that way for years to come.

So I tackled GG, the project of the day. There were definitely scenes that I wanted to explore, but I knew that I didn't have enough to make an actual story out of them--Jess's leaving, for one. And I think there's still more that I might add later.

There's incredible power in this form--each word has to be just right. I think some of mine are still weak, but some seemed to get what I wanted. I had to find the tendency to make it sound like a prose-ish free verse poem.

And so I issue a challenge: I want more and I want yours. Any GG character, any pairing, any situation, any time. Directly from the show or an AU. I'd love to see some that managed to capture the humor and wittiness of GG--I only got the angst. Email them to me, post them here or on my review, wherever. Heck, you could even write me and say that while you wrote one, it's been put where all the bad fics go; I don't care. I'd just like to see people write.

On a more personal note, but still related to my fic, my shoulder has been giving me a lot of problems again--recovery has not been as smooth as I could wish and I've been in some pain. Thankfully, I have therapy tomorrow--my salvation, I swear, but I think I'm causing the pain by being hunched over my computer and I know my doctor's going to want me to back off. Thus my ambitious plans to have the next chapter finished and posted in a week probably won't pan out. And I was so excited!

I don't know, listening to the Buffy musical seems to make everything better. I honestly don't know what I'm going to do without a Buffy fix!
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